• Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes (approx.)
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See two of Venice's top sights in one 2-hour tour of St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace. Enjoy skip-the-line access to avoid the long lines that typically form outside these important attractions. Marvel at the golden mosaics that adorn the interior of St. Mark's Basilica, one of the finest masterpiece of Byzantine art. Walk through the ornately-decorated halls of the Doge's Palace and imagine life during the Venetian golden age. Immerse yourself in the history of Venice through two of its most important buildings.


  • 2-hour tour of St. Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace in Venice
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to two of Venice's most popular attractions
  • Marvel at the sparkling interior mosaics in St. Mark's Basilica
  • See the beautiful rooms from which the doges once ruled the Venetian Republic in the Doge's Palace
  • Learn about the historic importance of these two buildings from an expert guide

What You Can Expect

Skip The Line: St Mark's Basilica and Doge's Palace Tours

St.Mark's Basilica

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

Wonderfully educated guide and a great experience.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Great tour, but avoid going in July if you can, too hot and too crowded.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Rosanna was our guide. Very knowledgeable, great personality. No waiting in line. Very informative and enjoyable on a hot and busy day!

Jody P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

The guides were easy to find, separated us by language. Be aware all churches require knees covered and shoulders, not just the Vatican. I wasn't prepared and had to buy a scarf for my shoulders. You will never understand the


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

We booked this tour in advance of arriving in Venice, having seen all the reviews on Viator. It was well organised and ran smoothly.

Our English speaking tour guide was very knowledgable and made the tour very interesting and at the right pace so we had enough time to explore and take photos. The Palace was very grand and the artwork and craftmanship was amazing, so much better to see in person than in the photos.

The Palace was not as busy as we thought it would be given the queues outside, the tour groups moved along at a steady pace so that they were never in the smaller rooms at the same time.

After the palace we moved onto St Mark's Basilica, there was another queue to get in but as we were in a tour group this was a lot shorter than the public queue. It really was worth getting the tour guide as we got all of the history on the beautiful mosaic ceilings and the jewel encrusted Golden Pall.

There really is no other way to see both of these famous sights in Venice.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Jun 29, 2018
Enjoyed the tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Incredible tour! Our tour guide was awesome and made this period of time come to life! We were there during Christmas time - very crowded, so skip the line tickets with a tour guide is definitely the way to go!

Robert L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

FANTASTIC! This tour is a must to gain a grand understanding of the development of Venice, from the early days of evading the barbarians to present day. The guide was quite informative! She took us on a journey into the past surrounded by overwhelming art and architecture. She kept us involved and in awe of the history of these two beautiful buildings. I was very impressed with her knowledge. The skip the line portion of the ticket is a MUST. we were able to go right into the buildings with very little of a wait. She was ensured were into the Basilica before they shut off the lights at about 11:30, that way we could view the ceiling mosaics more clearly. We were more than pleased with our experience and this tour!

Anne W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

I would Definitely recommend this tourI took this tour in December 2917. Gina was our tour guide, voluptuous Italian woman with red hair who was the best tour guide I have ever had - and I've travelled a lot. She was intelligent, knowledgable and extremely funny.

Kathryn O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Great tour and lovely tour guide but the viator representative was quite rude. When we asked where to wait we were ignored.

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